MLG Major Championship: Columbus

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[e][h]MLG Major Championship: Columbus
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Game Version:
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Columbus
Venue:
MLG Arena, Nationwide Arena
Format:
GSL Groups (Bo1 + Bo3)
Single-Elimination Bracket (Bo3)
Prize pool:
$1,000,000
Start Date:
2016-03-29
End Date:
2016-04-03
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
 Luminosity Gaming
 Natus Vincere
 Astralis
 Team Liquid
Maps
Cache • Cobblestone • Dust II • Inferno • Mirage • Train • Overpass
Teams
Number of Teams:
16

MLG Columbus 2016 is the first North American CS:GO Major Championship, featuring 16 teams. This event will be held in Columbus, Ohio. The group stage will be hosted at the MLG Arena but will be closed to spectators while the bracket stage will be open to spectators on April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the Nationwide Arena.

Format[edit]

  • In the group stage the 16 teams are divided in four groups, according to their seeding. The groups will be played in GSL format with the opening matches, the winner's matches and the loser's matches being best of one and the decider matches being best of three.
  • The matches in the playoffs (including the final) will be best of threes.

Broadcast talent[edit]

The event will be presented by [1][2]:

  • Stage Host:
  • Commentators:
  • Guest Commentator:
  • Producer:
  • Gameplay Director:

Prize Pool[edit]

$1,000,000 (USD) are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

Legends[edit]

Challengers[edit]

1 The roster of Team SoloMid leaves the organization and forms their own - Astralis.
2 Fnatic acquire dennis from G2 Esports to replace pronax. G2 Esports sign aizy.
3 Luminosity Gaming sign TACO and fnx, replacing steel and Boltz.
4 Ninjas in Pyjamas release allu & sign pyth.
5 The roster of G2 Esports is acquired by FaZe Clan.
6 Team EnVyUs replace kioShiMa with DEVIL.
7 pyth is unable to travel to the event on time due to visa issues, and will be replaced in the line-up by THREAT.

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. Luminosity Gaming Luminosity Gaming 2-0 32-18 +14
2. Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 68-63 +5
3. Mousesports mousesports 1-2 74-88 -14
4. FlipSid3 Tactics FlipSid3 Tactics 0-2 45-50 -5

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. Team Liquid Team Liquid 2-0 38-30 +8
2. Fnatic Fnatic 2-1 67-43 +24
3. FaZe Clan FaZe Clan 1-2 43-51 -8
4. Splyce Splyce 0-2 8-32 -24

Group C[edit]

Group C
1. Astralis Astralis 2-0 32-19 +13
2. Counter Logic Gaming Counter Logic Gaming 2-1 70-61 +9
3. Gambit Gaming Gambit Gaming 1-2 63-74 -11
4. Team EnVyUs Team EnVyUs 0-2 21-32 -11

Group D[edit]

Group D
1. Natus Vincere Natus Vincere 2-0 32-13 +19
2. Virtus.pro Virtus.pro 2-1 61-49 +12
3. G2 Esports G2 Esports 1-2 49-60 -11
4. Cloud9 Cloud9 0-2 12-32 -20

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
Natus Vincere
2
April 1, 2016 - 10:00 EDT
1613
3
29
7
1610
6
510
5
 
 
 
 
Ninjas in Pyjamas
0
Astralis
2
April 1, 2016 - 13:30 EDT
1610
6
510
5
1613
3
25
3
 
 
 
 
Fnatic
0
Team Liquid
2
April 1, 2016 - 16:20 EDT
163
13
1213
1
169
7
66
0
 
 
 
 
Counter Logic G.
0
Luminosity
2
April 2, 2016 - 10:30 EDT
1751
101
21019
25
1611
5
410
6
1612
4
311
8
Virtus.pro
1
Semifinals
Natus Vincere
2
April 2, 2016 - 15:15 EDT
167
9
814
6
1612
4
35
2
 
 
 
 
Astralis
0
Team Liquid
0
April 2, 2016 - 18:15 EDT
1570
80
3819
17
1691
60
2619
29
 
 
 
 
Luminosity
2
Finals
Natus Vincere
0
April 3, 2016 - 14:15 EDT
17112
40
1419
311
22
0
1316
3
 
 
 
 
Luminosity
2

All-Star Game[edit]


Results[edit]

All-Stars North America All-Stars North America2219All-Stars Europe All-Stars EU
April 3, 2016 - 12:00 EDT
221113
421
02419
1111

Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]

Media[edit]

Galleries[edit]

Highlights[edit]

Player Spotlights[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. pitmonkey (2016-01-25). "MLG CS:GO Columbus Brings in Top Talent and Casters". majorleaguegaming.com.
  2. Adam Apicella (2016-02-08). "Adam Apicella's Twitter".